HCCPL is the gateway to the community!
Our library provides access to thousands of titles through our Interlibrary Loan service through a paid subscription to the Kentucky Virtual library consortium. We must follow KYVL’s guidelines and policies, the Lending Library’s policies as well as our own policies.
The Lending Library’s set the loan period. Each library’s loan period is different and can range from three weeks to six weeks. We have no control over loan periods and materials must be returned to us by or on the due date so they can be returned to the Lending Library on time.
Very few libraries allow renewals and to request a renewal the patron must contact our ILL librarian (887-4263, ext 3) at least a week before the due date. This will allow time for the renewal request to be sent and approved or denied. We will then let you know if the lending library approved the renewal. Materials that are returned late to our library will accrue overdue charges and unpaid fines will cause the patron’s account to be blocked.
We try to order items through KYVL. If your request can not be filled through a participating Kentucky library, we can try to borrow outside the system. However, there may be charges from the lending institution and there will be a postage charge that you will be responsible for paying. You would be notified of possible charges and the decision to borrow outside the system would be yours.
To borrow materials through ILL you must have a valid HCCPL library card, be in good standing and be over 12 years of age. An ILL request form is available at the circulation desk or online through our catalog. You will be notified either by phone or email (if provided) when the requested materials arrive and should pick up the material as soon as possible due to the limited check out period. If you fail to pick up the requested material in a timely manner, the material will be returned to the lending library and may not be reordered. You are responsible for all borrowed material and will be charged for anything lost or damaged while in your possession.
The following materials may not be requested:
Materials published in the last 12 months
Complete issues of magazines or journals
Multiple copies of any title
If you have any questions or would like more information please call me (Monday through Wednesday) and I would be pleased to assist.
Laura Wildey, ILL Librarian
270-887-4263, ext 3